Need More Mummy?


There is another mummy exhibit in Richmond. The exhibit at the Lora Robins Gallery at the University of Richmond has been extended until November.

From the gallery website:

The University of Richmond Museums presents Ti-Ameny-Net: An Ancient Mummy, An Egyptian Woman, and Modern Science,on view from February 23 to June 29, 2012, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. The exhibition celebrates the life of Ti-Ameny-Net, a woman who lived in Egypt in the 7th century BCE and whose mummy was donated to Richmond College in 1876 by Professor Jabez L. M. Curry. This exhibition features the mummy of Ti-Ameny-Net, her elaborately decorated wooden coffin, and a selection of Egyptian artifacts from the collections of the Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World, Department of Classical Civilization, University of Richmond, and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University of Richmond Museums.

Also on view are images and information based on modern scientific studies of the mummy conducted by University of Richmond undergraduate, Caroline Cobert, ’12, biology and classical civilization double major. The results of the studies are presented in the exhibition, along with some of the tools used in the scientific analyses and the three-dimensional CT (computerized tomography) images from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Also displayed is a comparison of the x-rays of Ti-Ameny-Net from the 1970s and from 2009, to demonstrate how the contribution of recent modern medicine has enhanced the study of the ancient dead.

There is a nice time-line describing the history of how Ti-Ameny-Net came to be in Richmond and what has happened to her since 1876.  Well worth the trip to this not so well known gallery at UR.

Summer Hours for the Lora Robins Gallery are Tues – Fri 1 to 5pm

Photos of the exhibit.

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